Ruth Etting by Colleen O'Eris

<br /><i>Via Flickr:</i>
<br />Ruth Etting (November 23, 1897 – September 24, 1978) was an American singing star and actress of the 1920s and 1930s, who had over 60 hit recordings and worked in stage, radio, and film. Known as &quot;America's sweetheart of song&quot;, her signature tunes were &quot;Shine On, Harvest Moon&quot;, &quot;Ten Cents a Dance&quot; and &quot;Love Me or Leave Me&quot;. Her other popular recordings included &quot;Button Up Your Overcoat&quot;, &quot;Mean to Me&quot;, &quot;Exactly Like You&quot; and &quot;Shaking the Blues Away&quot;. wiki

It’s nearly New Year’s here in Rapture. I hear that there’s going to be a pretty big shindig at the Kashmir.

Ryan doesn’t require income declarations or inventory of stock sold, but my old accounting habit still persists.

See if your favorite record (or wax cylinder) was featured this year:


BioShock 2

BioShock Infinite

Burial at Sea

Episode 1*

Episode 2*

Fallout 2

Fallout 3 (Galaxy News Radio)

Fallout: New Vegas (Radio New Vegas, Mojave Music Radio, Black Mountain Radio)

Guardians of the Galaxy

L.A. Noire (KTI Radio)

Mafia II (Empire Central Radio, Delta Radio)

XCOM The Bureau Declassified (KNOV Radio)

Category titles marked with an asterisk (*) indicate all possible records have been featured

See the next year’s list here.


Ruth Etting - Ten Cents A Dance.

AKA the tune that got stuck in your head whilst waiting for siren alley to load in bioshock 2. 

Movie poster. Ten Cents a Dance (1931). Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ricardo Cortez, Monroe Owsley.

Barbara O'Neill (Stanwyck) is hustling dances at a dime a piece in a cheap Depression era dance hall. She seems to have a good head on her shoulders, good enough to prevent her from descending down into prostitution or believing the lies of the customers. She genuinely likes Bradley Carlton (Cortez), a wealthy businessman who just enjoys talking to her. She asks him for one favor…


Ten Cents a Dance (1930) ~ Ruth Etting

Taxi dancer anthem.